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Girls Education Summit begins today

Himalayan News Service
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Kathmandu, November 17

Childreach Nepal is organising Girls Education Summit tomorrow with the aim of improving support for girl’s education at all levels.

A press statement issued here today said the summit was part of Childreach Nepal’s ‘Taught not Trafficked’ initiative.

It said the summit would provide a forum where key stakeholders in girls’ education in Nepal and the world around could improve coordination, transparency and collaboration and learn by working to further girls’ rights and education from across the globe.

According to the statement, the highlight of the Girls Summit 2016 is that children themselves will be outlining the situation of girls in their communities in relation to primarily access to education and holistically keeping them safe in schools.

Key stakeholders in education and gender equality in Nepal would present their current initiatives to encourage collaboration, while guest speakers from the national and international community would share their stories and learning.

Childreach Nepal will be launching Chhori, a part of Childreach Nepal’s ‘Taught not Trafficked’ initiative that will focus on raising awareness of menstrual health and the launch of school entrepreneurship programme.

“The Chhori programme aims to empower adolescent girls by communicating the message of menstruation being a natural process and importance of managing proper hygiene to prevent adverse health issues,” it said, adding, “The project also specifically focuses on production of low-cost bio-degradable sanitary pads as a part of school entrepreneurship programme.”

Social entrepreneur Arun Murungananthan and actor Nisha Adhikari will inaugurate the session, read the statement.

A version of this article appears in print on November 18, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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